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Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
they were basically on vacation. >> host: rosa parks civil rights leader and activist will be commemorated in a statue unveiled today in the capital. here now to tell us more about the sculpture and processes eugene dog. >> good morning, thank you. >> host: tell us how you were selected to create this piece the sculpture of rosa parks? >> guest: i'm sorry repeat that. >> host: how were you when your firm selected to create the sculpture? >> guest: it was decided by the nea and it was a national competition and i believe there were over 150 entries and then it was narrowed down to five finalists. those five finalists competed and that is how we ended up getting it. >> this will be in statuary hall in the capitol building. i am learning from the l.a. times the first full-size statue of an african-american in the capital collection in more than 180 statues. what did it mean to you to create a? >> first of all it's the first african-american woman in statuary hall in the resident capital and century hall and i think is one other in the capital. but it is a tremendous honor and privilege to hav
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
is a fraud. separate but equal is the language that tries to push rosa parks to the back of the bus. separate but equal is the motive that determines that black and white people could not possibly drink from the same water fountain to meet at the same table, or use the same toilet. separate but equal is the words that justifies spending -- sending children to different schools that would bail them ann them to a life of poverty. is an excerpt from the segregationist and the racist. it is this same statement, the same ideas, and the same delusion that we borrowed in this country to say that women could vote, but only if they were married and only when they were over 30. it is the same meditate that gave wait for my dad being a citizen when he arrived here in 1956 but refused by landlords and proclaimed no rights, no irish, though -- entrance to we were, who our friends could be and what our lives to become. this is not separate but equal. it is separate and discriminated , separate and repressed, separate and browbeaten, separate and subjugated. separate is not equal. so let's be rid of it. as
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